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BlueGecko BGScript Development with VScode
Tyler Brink

BlueGecko BGScript Development with VScode

This tutorial will outline the process to configure Visual Studio Code for developing Blue Gecko script code. It assumes you have some familiarity with the BlueGecko scripting language. If not, check out the developer guide. Blue Gecko scripting is a high level programming language designed for the Silicon Labs line of Blue Gecko Bluetooth modules. Installation Download and install the BLE SDK and the BLE Update Tool using the default location and agree to licenses.&...

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FedEx Day Fosters Continuous Innovation
Molly Graham

FedEx Day Fosters Continuous Innovation

DMC recently held our 7th FedEx Day across all offices. On FedEx Day, everyone in the company works on a project that interests them and that they think will improve DMC. It’s one of our favorite company traditions! It's called a FedEx Day because part of the project must absolutely, positively be delivered by the end of the day. You can read about past FedEx Days on our blog: here, here, here, here, here, and here. Also, check out this classic FedEx Day video! How Does FedEx Day...

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Automatically Change Windows System Sounds
Frank May

Automatically Change Windows System Sounds

For those of you who are impatient, click here to download the completed executable, and see the results below. Have you ever said: “UGH, these Windows system sounds are so bland” And then wished you could change them to something better, and do it to all your company computers, but didn’t want to go through the hassle of clicking through Windows system settings while explaining to your coworkers what you’re doing to their computer? ME TOO! That’s...

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12 Days of DMChristmas
Patrick Smith

12 Days of DMChristmas

DMC's Chicago office gets in the holiday spirit with their own take on a Christmas classic. Check out the video for some caroling fun!   Learn more about DMC's company culture.

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Star Wars Christmas Light Show
Boris Cherkasskiy

Star Wars Christmas Light Show

The Original Light Show I originally made this light show in 2014. It was Christmas time, and I happened to be hankering for a project, so we decided to decorate the house with a few LED lights and some Christmas mood music. It took me a few evenings and about $50 to complete the electrical part and wiring using a bunch of Arduinos and RF boards. I used NRF24L01 radios to control the lights from my PC and eliminate cables in my house.  I created the light sequences using an open so...

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DMC’s Thanksgiving Food Drive
Steven Dusing

DMC’s Thanksgiving Food Drive

Thanksgiving is a time of year that revolves around food. Everyone looks forward to feasting on turkey, mashed potatoes and other sides, and yummy desserts. These are the usual trimmings of the Thanksgiving holiday, but this year, we wanted to pay special attention to the true meaning of Thanksgiving, which is gratitude.  That’s why this Thanksgiving, DMC held a food drive for our Chicago neighbors who are in need this holiday season. If you think about it, there is no better way t...

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Here's How One Team at DMC Used $500 to Make People's Day in NYC
Frank May

Here's How One Team at DMC Used $500 to Make People's Day in NYC

DMC holds an All Day Company Meeting (ADCM) a few times a year for each office. These meetings are done offsite at a fun location. The day is usually split into two parts: a morning meeting where we discuss something business related, and an afternoon part where we do something fun. This ADCM, the fun activity was "The DMC Cares Challenge". The New York and Boston offices joined forces and then divided into teams of 5-6 people. Each team had the afternoon to use $500 to&nb...

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DMC Boston Hires a T-Rex
Frank May

DMC Boston Hires a T-Rex

In an effort to hire an experienced candidate, DMC Boston hires a Tyrannosaurus rex. Check out the video below!   Learn more about DMC's company culture.

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DMC Chicago Beach Volleyball 2016
Andrew Griesemer

DMC Chicago Beach Volleyball 2016

After a record-setting beach volleyball season last year, we returned for our sophomore effort at North Avenue Beach. A new class of DMC hires brought some fresh blood to the team. For much of the season our team was also supplemented with new employees training in the Chicago office who would eventually make their way to New York, Denver, and Boston. With so many people, we often scrimmaged each other on a different volleyball court or in a game of frisbee. We made it to the champi...

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DMC on Tour: Modernization Made Easy on the E&M New Stuff Road Show
Ryan Taylor

DMC on Tour: Modernization Made Easy on the E&M New Stuff Road Show

Jimmy Condon and I joined E&M on the 2016 edition of their annual New Stuff Road Show to help Siemens showcase their new Modernization Made Easy initiative that was launched this year. The two-week tour, which stretched from Sacramento to San Diego, was a great opportunity to connect vendors, system integrators, and end-users and give hands-on access to the latest in automation technology. In addition to answering a wide variety of general automation questions, drinking lots of coffee,...

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DMC Survivor: Voted From The New York Office
Jeff F

DMC Survivor: Voted From The New York Office

Each month, one of DMC's offices gives the rest of the company an update on the latest happenings. This month, DMC New York decided to make a Survivor-themed video (inspired by real-life events) to help showcase our new office space!   Season One, Episode One In this episode of Survivor, several office plants die under Jeff's care while Jon is out of the office. Will the bond between coworkers survive... or did Jeff lose his chance at being the Survivor? Tune in for an epis...

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Industrial Security: 4 Ways to Keep Your Factory Safe from Cyber Attacks
Matt Puskala

Industrial Security: 4 Ways to Keep Your Factory Safe from Cyber Attacks

Two years ago, I had the opportunity to meet a high-ranking US Senator. One thing that stuck with me was how seriously he took Chinese cyber espionage. Was it really possible that our phones could spy on us, even when powered down, unless the battery is removed? I was skeptical, but since then, we’ve learned of the reality of incurable spyware that lives on your hard drive’s firmware, and seen countless high-profile cyber-attacks that can bring even the largest companies to their ...

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5 Reasons DMC Laps Michael Phelps in Technical Solutions
Kevin Service

5 Reasons DMC Laps Michael Phelps in Technical Solutions

Michael Phelps has clearly made a splash in the Rio Olympics. The 31 year-old swimmer has grabbed a hefty six medals in this Olympics alone. Retiring with a grand total of 28 medals, Phelps is most decorated Olympian of all time. If this didn't already make him an American hero, the record medal count that he crushed was last held by Larisa Latynina of the Soviet Union with 18 medals. He also tops out the list of most individual gold medals with 13, breaking a record last set in 152 BCE...

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A Brief Visual History of DMC
Frank Riordan

A Brief Visual History of DMC

DMC celebrates its 20th anniversary this month, and we're reflecting on many of our milestones and accomplishments. From expanding to five offices to working on projects all over the world, DMC as a company has developed immensely.  The charts below display all of the countries DMC has worked in, the evolution of the DMC logo, and the growth of our company. We're fortunate to have worked on projects across the U.S.A. and around the globe. So far, DMC has worked in 43 states an...

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Corporate Challenge 3.5 mile race
Frank May

Corporate Challenge 3.5 mile race

DMC joined 324 other Boston companies to run the Corporate Challenge 3.5 mile race on June 9th, 2016. The race sold-out with a total of 9,475 particpants. Although DMC made up just 6 of those participants, DMC was the only company that had a runner in a robot box costume.   The race was a lollipop loop that started on Charles Street, went out and back along Commonwealth Ave towards Kenmore Square, and looped around the Public Garden to finish where it started. At 3.5 m...

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DMC Does Virtual Reality: Free App Recommendations & How VR Works
Jamie Handelman

DMC Does Virtual Reality: Free App Recommendations & How VR Works

At this year's Siemens Automation Summit, DMC helped set up a virtual reality demonstration for the Technology Café. We used a VR Box virtual reality headset. DMC even commissioned a VR developer to create a custom rollercoaster application for us. After discovering many different applications and learning how cool virtual reality is, we decided to share some of the best applications and virtual reality information we encountered.  Background  Virtual Reality is a computer te...

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Using the Siemens Open Library
Jeff F

Using the Siemens Open Library

At the beginning of June, DMC, in conjunction with Siemens Industry, released the Siemens Open Library. The Siemens Open Library is an Open Source Library containing function blocks and HMI faceplates for common controls, aiming to reduce development time for common industrial equipment while providing a reusable and customizable code base the user can alter to work with any application necessary. Check out this blog post for more information on the release of the Open Library.  I a...

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DMC Boston Lip Dub
Frank May

DMC Boston Lip Dub

The DMC Boston office decided to have some fun replicating the "Nobody But Me" Lip Dub as seen on the TV series The Office.  Learn more about DMC's company culture.

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The Ultimate Chicago Visitors Guide
Jamie Handelman

The Ultimate Chicago Visitors Guide

DMC is lucky to call Chicago home to our company headquarters. Whether you live in the Windy City or are just visiting, there is always so much to explore. Since DMC often hosts visitors, we compiled a list of our favorite can't-miss Chicago activities.  Read the Ultimate Chicago Travel Guide below! Sporting Events The citizens of Chicago have plenty to be proud of in their sports teams. We've won many championships and continue to do great (Cubs aside). Employees ha...

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Microsoft CSP - Cloud Solution Provider Licensing
Jimmy Brady

Microsoft CSP - Cloud Solution Provider Licensing

Which Office 365 Licensing Program is best for your organization? Traditionally, Microsoft has allowed small and medium sized organizations to purchase Office 365 licenses through two different programs, Open and Advisor. Organizations who purchase their licenses through the Open program buy these licenses from a Microsoft partner and pay for 12 months up front at the time of purchase.  Those who buy their licenses through the Advisor program sign up for an annual contract directly ...

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